Like the bound bud
in the almost bloomed magnolia
there is beauty ready to burst.
tight secrets 
on the God side,
buried below
this cold, bright, day.

I am waiting, watching,
counting the sleeps 
until this quiet 
wonder world wakes up
and I stand amazed
at the life that comes
from what was surely death
through all those darkening days.

I ask for an eager heart,
listening, looking at the gate,
longing for an answer,
ready for a new birth in me,
the delivery of good news
the message–just for the day
which He speaks 
amidst the quiet unfurling
leafworks of Spring.
Linking with the lovely Lyli for

5 thoughts on “Expecting

  1. So lovely and poignant, Jody. With eager hearts we anticipate God's message for today. Contented–even in the darkness–that when the time is right, he will reveal the next step. And we can be assured that, just as spring comes every year, he will fulfill his plan in us. Thank you, Jody, for presenting truth with such beauty and creativity.


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